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adjective frightened pronunciation in British English /ˈfraɪt(ə)nd/
  1. feeling or showing fear, especially suddenly

    The puppy looked cold and frightened.

    Bruckner was watching him with wide, frightened eyes.

    frightened to do something:

    Now he is frightened to go out at night.

    frightened about:

    There’s nothing to be frightened about.

    frightened of:

    I’ve always been frightened of snakes.

    frightened (that):

    I was frightened that he might see us.

    1. a.
      very nervous or worried

      I’m always so frightened of offending anyone.


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